Announcements, 7.1.15


This Week’s Sermon: Our “Songs of Summer” series continues this week as Erik preaches on Psalm 133. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday’s service.

Welcome, Earman Family! Joshua, Katie, Anna, Beth, Eva, and Isaac Earman moved to Richmond on Monday and are in the process of settling in before Joshua officially joins us as Assistant Pastor on Sunday. We'll briefly introduce the Earmans to the church during our service this week--make sure you say hello!

Backyard Bible Club Starts on Monday! Our first-ever Backyard Bible Club starts Monday evening, but there's still time to register! Kids ages 4 through 5th grade graduates are invited to join us July 6th through 10th at Scuffletown Park from 6pm to 7:30pm. The registration form can be found on the City Church website. We’ll also have forms available out by the playground after Sunday’s service so you can sign kids up before you leave. Kids younger than 4 are welcome to attend, but we do ask that a parent stays on-site. Thank you!

Sign Up for Text Message Updates: You can now opt-in to receive updates and reminders from City Church via text message. Don’t worry, we won’t be blowing up your phone every five minutes. The plan is to use this as a means to communicate important pieces of information quickly. To opt-in, Text the phrase @citychurch to 23559. You should receive a confirmation message within a few seconds.


Bible Studies Back on Next Week: Our summer Bible studies will be back in session next week. The Women’s Study will meet Tuesdays from 7:30-9pm and the Men’s Study will meet Wednesdays from 7:30-9. Both groups will meet on the third floor of Grace Covenant. The Bible studies will continue through August with a few additional breaks through the summer. Contact Jenna Murphy ( or Doug McBride ( with any questions. Please note: We realize that summer schedules can be tricky with kids out of school, vacation time, etc. If you can’t make it to all of the sessions, that is OK! The study is structured in a way that, should you miss a week or two, you’ll still be able to jump right into the conversation. We’d love to see you whenever you can make it!

Wednesday Morning Playdate: We have a standing Wednesday morning playdate throughout the summer at Lombardy Park (intersection of Lombardy and Park). We’ll meet at 9:30, but feel free to come and go as you can. Contact Adrienne Fike ( with questions.


Welcome, Baby Lowe! Jonah River Lowe was born at 1:54am on Saturday, June 27th, weighing in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 20.75 inches long. We’ll provide meals for Megan, Brandon, and big sister Birdie as they adjust to life at home as a family of four. If you’re interested in serving them in this way, please visit to sign up. The log-in and password are ‘lowe’.

Welcome, Baby Mathews! Gustavus Bennett Mathews was born at 2:27pm on Monday, June 29th, weighing in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 22 inches long. We’ll provide meals for Lauren and Nate as they get settled at home with Gus. If you’re interested in serving them in this way, please visit to sign up. The log-in and password are ‘mathews’.

Meals for the Murphy Family: We're providing meals for the Murphys over the next several weeks as they continue to celebrate the arrival of boy number three: Micah Ellis Murphy. If you're interested in providing them with a meal as well, please visit to sign up. The log-in and password are 'murphy'.